What is Coco Peat?

August 11th, 2020

Coco Peat is the non-fibrous, spongy, light weight, corky material that holds together the coir fibre in coconut husk. It was in early 90’s that the horticultural use of coco peat was discovered and the material demand has been in the rise ever since. Globally known by the name Coco Peat, they are also known as Coco Coir in the US and Coir Pith in the Middle-East. It is a 100% organic, natural and bio-degradable substance which was the by-product of Coconut Fibre Extraction process, but not any more. It is now the co-product of coconut fibre extraction process.

Applications of Coco Peat

Cocopeat in Horticulture

  • As a substrate or growing medium in Greenhouses
  • As an amendment to improve the soil texture, soil aeration and moisture retention capacity
  • Coco Peat, being sustainable and eco-friendly, is used as a substitute to Peat Moss as Peat Moss harvesting is found to be contributing to Global Warming
  • Composted Coco Peat is used as an Organic Manure
  • As an ingredient in potting soil to improve the moisture retention capacity and buffering capacity of the potting soil
  • In nurseries for seed germinations and growing seedlings as they can retain moisture and maintain an ideal condition for seed germination
  • Coco peat, being light weight and being able to retain moisture, are used by hobby growers as substrate in roof gardening

Industrial Applications of Cocopeat

  • Coco Peat, having a spongy structure, is used as an oil absorbant
  • As an insulator in the production of Fuse Plugs and similar applications
  • In manufacturing of Particle Boards
  • Used in extraction of natural dyes

Cocopeat for Animal Bedding and Mulching

What makes Coco Peat Ideal for Horticulture Purpose?

  • High moisture retention capacity, capable of retaining upto 800% of moisture (by its dry weight)
  • High cation exchange capacity varying from 20 to 30 meq/100g
  • Improves soil aeration, allowing roots to breath
  • Improves soil buffering capacity as coco peat is mostly tolerant to pH variations
  • Thanks to its spongy nature, coco peat can store and release nutrients to the plants on demand
  • Coco peat can be reused for upto 5 years after which it can be used for composting or added directly into the soil
  • Most importantly coco peat is from a 100% natural and replenish-able source – the coconut husk – which makes it the best choice as an alternative to peat moss

Advantages of Coco Peat

  • Eco-friendly and Sustainable growing medium
  • High moisture retention capacity
  • High cation exchange capacity
  • Improves soil aeration
  • Improves soil buffering capacity
  • Mostly tolerant to pH variations
  • Can buffer water soluble nutrients
  • Can be reused for upto 5 years after

Coco Peat Blocks

Coco Peat Block 5kg

Washed Low EC and Unwashed High EC coco peat blocks

Coco Peat 5Kg Blocks

Coco Peat Growbags

Coco Growbag

Bespoke composition coco peat grwobag slabs for professional growers and greenhouse cultivation

Coco Peat Growbags

Coco Chips

Coco Chips

Coconut husk cut into small chip pieces and graded according to the size

Coco Chips

Coco Peat Briquette

Cocopeat Briquette

Coco Peat Briquettes individually shrink wrapped with label and packed in cartons for distribution in retail stores

Coco Peat Briquettes

Coco Peat Tablets

Coco Peat Tablets

Disc shaped coco peat tablets for seedlings and planting in pots

Coco Peat Tablets

Cocopeat Compost

Cocopeat Compost Pot

Naturally aged, organic composted coco peat, enriched with Asola and Neem Cake

Cocopeat Compost

Coco Peat Seed Starter

Cocopeat Seed Starter

Coco peat filled in a bio-degradable porous non-woven fabric tubes and compressed

Coco Peat Seed Starter